Nationalpark: Munt la Schera
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This hike leads from the Swiss National Park to the Biosfera Val Müstair Nature Park. An atypical steppe landscape with a wonderful view towards Italy. Munt la Schera – formed by the glacier.
A varied and panoramic circular hike. Along the route, highlights await you such as the old mine tunnels above Buffalora, the earth currents at Munt Chavagl or the view from Munt la Schera, which extends far into the neighbouring Italian Stelvio National Park. In addition, an impressive variety of alpine flowers beckons, especially in early summer. Even edelweiss can be found in large quantities at Munt la Schera. Depending on your mood and condition, the hike can be undertaken with or without climbing the summit.
Hint: Dogs are not permitted in the Swiss National Park, not even on a leash. Further information on this and all protective provisions can be found under nationalpark.ch/schutzbestimmungen.
Hiking boots, warm clothing, sun and rain protection, hiking poles if required, binoculars recommended, FOCUS leaflets "The geological cycle" and "The butterflies at Munt la Schera".
From the PostBus stop at the Wegerhaus Buffalora (1968 m above sea level), the route starts with a crossing of the stream bed of the Ova dal Fuorn. Through a beautiful moor it goes to Alp Buffalora. Then on a wide path steeply through an old pine stand to the fork in the road on Alp Marangun (2195 m above sea level). The path to the south would lead via Jufplaun into the Val Mora and on to Sta. Maria in Val Müstair.
The route to Munt la Shera, on the other hand, turns west and climbs slightly along the northern flank of Munt Buffalora. After a short time, a tunnel entrance right next to the path bears witness to medieval iron ore mining in this area. The path continues to climb and crosses the border of the national park on a small saddle (2378 m above sea level).
At this point, earth currents flow down from the Munt Chavagl to the valley, which look like the icing on a cake. After a short stretch of trail with a beautiful view of the Val Chaschabella and the Italian Stelvio National Park, there is a fork in the road (2370 m above sea level), where the decision is made whether to climb the Munt la Schera.
Hikers who do not climb continue straight ahead in a westerly direction on a flat path and later meet the path that leads down from the summit again.
The path towards the summit, on the other hand, leads uphill on the southeastern edge and, after reaching the height, on the elongated ridge of Munt la Schera to the summit (2586 m above sea level). The descent leads through flower-filled meadows and past a small meltwater and rainwater pond down to the path that leads around the Munt la Schera.
Back at the base of the hill, it goes down through the first pine stands and along heavily eroded leanings. Shortly after diving into the first larch stands, the large clearing of Alp la Schera (2091 m above sea level) opens up with its distinctive meadow and the old alpine hut, which today serves as a refuge for the park rangers.
After the alpine hut, the route turns north and leads quickly downhill through a varied mixed forest towards the Ofenberggut. At car park 5, the path crosses the Ofen Pass road, turns east and after a short time reaches the PostBus stop "Il Fuorn (P6)" (1794 m above sea level) and the Hotel Parc Naziunal Il Fuorn.
- With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau, Upper and Lower Engadine) hourly (sometimes half-hourly) to Zernez
- From Zernez take the Postbus towards Müstair-Mals every hour to Buffalora (P10)
- From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga – Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
- From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
- From the south: via Reschen Pass (Nauders – Martina) to the Lower Engadine on H27
- From Zernez on Theenpass road towards Val Müstair to car park 10
- From Val Müstair over the Ofenpass in the direction of Zernez to car park 10
- Free parking at the train station, in the village and at the visitor center of the National Park in Zernez.
- Free parking in car park 10 on Ofenpassstrasse
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